To me, all the pictures in this series that you have posted, suffer from one thing only...the light. I hope that makes sense?
I agree. Next time we will leave the wives and get out there at before/after sunrise/sunset. So I had what I had and fortunately I had some terrific skies and decided to try and work on avoiding a heavy hand in post processing, which I tend to do. And yes, it made sense...appreciate the comment.
Jeremy, Francois, "too much" thanks. Important feedback. Although I am working on a calibrated monitor, I am beginning to think I have trouble seeing blue. I will tone it down.